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São Tomé and Príncipe: MLSTP/PSD Leadership Deadlocked

Announced on 01.FEB, the replacement of OS, JORGE AMADO (JA), was imposed by PR CARLOS VILA NOVA (CVN), who shares with the PM powers over Defense, along with Foreign Affairs. JBJ conformed to the name indicated by CVN to avoid creating an institutional crisis, but separated the Internal Administration from the ministry. The Defense portfolio (military affairs) will be under the responsibility of the PR, while police and other paramilitary forces will be under the control of the government. READ MORE